Re: WWWWW Notes

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9308111711.AA09617@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: WWWWW Notes 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Wed, 11 Aug 93 17:38:43 +1200.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1993 12:11:33 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
Status: RO
> Tony Sanders writes:
> >   The ultimate goal was to define HTML and HTTP/1.0 at a fine enough
> >   level that we could issue RFC's and have a stable base to build on.
> What's the status of this?  There are interesting developments afoot
> that I want to follow closely.
I listed the interesting changes to existing practice in the notes (though
Mosaic does most of them already).  Things are pretty much frozen now for
HTML and HTTP/1.0.

> >     * Scanned images of all attendees (except marca) online :-)
> Why not marca? :)
He wanted to remain anonymous :-)

> > * The <LINK REL="Style" HREF="..."> for style guides (in my
> > print-out it has <LINK STYLE="...">).
> Explain?
If a document contains:
    <LINK REL="Style" HREF="">
Then the broswer can retrieve the UR* and use it as a style guide
for rendering the document.  The details are in the Style Guide
proposal which I don't have a pointer to, someone else will have
to provide us with that information.  Everyone pretty much agreed
that it would work and would be easy to implement so until we get
a prototype implementation there isn't really much more to do other
than document it.

Basically it looked like:
{ @DEFAULT ... }
{ @TITLE font(size=24) }
{ @BODY font(family=sans-serif,size=18) }
Where all the values are defined in the proposal.

This doesn't change HTML or HTTP/1.0 so it doesn't have to be part of
the official RFC (though I suspect REL="Style" will be in the suggested
<LINK> relationships).

> Thanks for the notes.  Who were the Official Note Takers?
You're welcome.  I don't know, each splinter group had different ONT's.